dolphinarium

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dol·phi·nar·i·um

 (dŏl′fə-nâr′ē-əm, dôl′-)
n.
An aquarium for dolphins.

dolphinarium

(ˌdolfɪˈnɛərɪəm)
n
(Zoology) a pool or aquarium for dolphins, esp one in which they give public displays

dolphinarium

- An aquarium in which dolphins are kept and trained for public entertainment.
See also related terms for trained.
Translations

dolphinarium

[ˌdɒlfɪˈnɛərɪəm] Ndelfinario m

dolphinarium

nDelfinarium nt, → Delphinarium nt
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In 1999 former President Glafcos Clerides issued a ban on importing cetaceans and creating dolphinaria -- the only EU member state to do so.
Instead of that, we waited for decades, only finally to be treated to dolphinaria which, quite apart from being cruel to dolphins, were never nearly as much fun as the dancing lobsters could have been.
Even with the best and kindest training, dolphinaria significantly distort the public's understanding of the marine environment.